Bonaparte, Charles Lucian, 1803-1857 / American ornithology, or, The natural history of birds inhabiting the United States, not given by Wilson : with figures drawn, engraved, and coloured, from nature
American ornithology. Condor. Cathartes gryphus. Plate XXII. Young male, pp. -21 ff.
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